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With the worst news, now comes the best news.

The best news have arrived!

Not only have I planned the trip to go help my aunt meticulously down to mapping the streets, planning what to close, where, and the whole schedule (including a checklist of starting from scratch in a new city), but……..

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I also managed to secure a job.

“A JOB!”, exclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

(It is super short though.)

$75,000 for 2 months

I will be back to work quite soon, have yet to confirm all the details, but I should be paid about $75,000 for 60 days of work (8 hours a day).

I will start probably at the beginning of next month, I need to get my family situation under control first and I need time.

I will be breathing a sigh of relief for my money, but I will still need to keep looking for work to start immediately after it’s done.

I can’t be idle, I really need to ramp up on the money front as I am pretty much paying out wads of cash left and right at the moment, it is insane how much I am spending right now.

Still gonna be a Cheapo…

I am still sticking to my Semi-Emergency budget until I can stash some significant liquid savings in the bank (hovering quite dangerously low to the $50,000 mark right now).

What I am earning is good but not enough for me to stop and breathe a sigh of relief.

I’d like to put away at least $250,000 in un-registered retirement savings as easy access cash before I breathe easy.

Trust me, I am not going to forget this experience ever again.

Finding care for Baby Bun…

The problem is also daycare, I need to figure out who/when can take Baby Bun, and that’s what is delaying the start date and confirmation.

Everything seems to be falling into place, but I am beyond busy / stressed, although slightly happier these days with the whole situation.

I’m really happy. But.. I really need to work faster and harder than I ever have in my life to get this all under control before I go back to work.

Also……Oops. I ate my emotions again..

I don’t fit into my pants any more. Luckily I have stretchy dresses. LOL

I don’t know WTF happened (I have a good idea though between the stress + emotional eating), but I put on at least 5 pounds if not more in the past month and I can barely zip up my pants.

It looks obscene with all of this lumpy spillage.

I may have to buy some shape wear until I lose this weight.

It’s curious though, I am the same weight I was when I last worked, but for some reason I feel like everything is tight.

Maybe it is more that I FEEL as though the pants are tight but really, they aren’t, they’re normal, I am just not used to wear structured things any more and have been lounging around in bodycon or shapeless dresses which mold to your shape.

Who freakin’ knows.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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8 Comments

  1. Tim

    WAY TO GO!!! Mmm, sweet money flowing into your accounts instead of just out. Enjoy yourself.

    Reply
  2. Frieda

    Congrats! I’m sure the weight will come off now that you’ve got a reason/date to get fit into your pants, you know? Everything is coming together – happy for you!

    Reply
  3. raluca

    Congratulations for the job!

    And also, pants are overrated 😛

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      I’ll be wearing muumuus to work with a belt at this rate.

      Reply
  4. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life

    JuggerBaby agrees that pants do not live up to the hype. We go running through the house yelling PUT ON YOUR PANTS!
    Nooo! NO PANTS! NOOOPANTS!!!

    It’s hard to argue when you agree with the kid.

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      I need to find some pants or wear a muumuu.. I am spilling out.

      Reply
  5. Ying @Navigating Adulthood

    Congrats on the job! I know you’ve been stressing about it for a while so you must feel so relieved.

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Very relieved … I hope it keeps going

      Reply

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